Campgrounds in Jasper  begin opening in mid-June, and all but Wapiti are closed by mid-October. All campsites have a picnic table and fire ring, with a fire permit costing $8 (includes firewood).
A percentage of sites in the most popular campgrounds can be reserved through the Parks Canada Campground Reservation Service (877/737-3783, www.pccamping.ca ) for a nominal fee. If you’re traveling in July or August, know which dates you’ll be in Jasper, and require hookups, it is strongly advised to take advantage of this service.
Whistlers Campground, at the base of Whistlers Road, three kilometers (1.9 miles) south of town, has 781 sites, making it the largest campground in the Canadian Rockies. It is divided into four sections; prices vary with the services available—walk-in sites $22.50, unserviced sites $27.40, powered sites $32.30, full hookups $38.20. Each section has showers. Whistlers is open May–mid-October.
Two kilometers (1.2 miles) farther south along the Icefields Parkway  is Wapiti Campground, which offers 366 sites and has showers; unserviced sites $27.40, powered sites $32.30. This is the park’s only campground open year-round, with serviced winter camping $20 per night.
Sites at Wabasso Campground, along Highway 93A approximately 16 kilometers (10 miles) south of town, are set among stands of spruce and aspen; $21.50 per night.
East of town, off Highway 16, are two smaller, more primitive campgrounds. Snaring River Campground, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Jasper  on Celestine Lake Road, is $15.70 (overflow camping is $10); Pocahontas Campground, 45 kilometers (28 miles) northeast, is $21.50. Both are open mid-May–early September.